11 terrorists get death sentence, Pakistan army chief confirms

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Pakistan : General Qamar Javed Bajwa, the Army chief of Pakistan has confirmed the death sentences awarded to 11 "hardcore terrorists" who were given the capital punishment by special military courts for killing of 60 people, the military said today. 

The Army of the country said that the terrorists were highly involved in the killings of 36 civilians, 24 officials of the armed forces, frontier constabulary and police officials besides injuring 142 others. 

Arms and ammunition were also recovered from the possession of the terrorists, who were tried by special military courts, an Army spokesperson said in a statement. 

"The terrorists were involved in heinous offences related to terrorism, including attacks on law enforcement agencies and armed forces of Pakistan, Malakand University and killing of innocent civilians including Imran Khan Mohmind, a member of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Assembly," the official said. 

These criminals had admitted their offences before the magistrate and the court awarded them death sentences. 

Three other people were found guilty and have been awarded imprisonment by military court set up after Peshawar School attack of December 2014, according to the statement. 

But due to security reasons, the details about the place of trial and date of initial conviction were not disclosed.